Omar was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Otago university. After graduating he worked in private practice in New Zealand and then moved to London in the United Kingdom and gained valuable skills in emergency care, fixed and removable prosthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and endodontics.
After a number of years receiving referrals for root canal treatment from colleagues he made the decision to specialise.
In 2005 he completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and in the same year was accepted into the Endodontology Specialist training program at King’s College, London.
During his time at King’s College he carried out ground breaking research, investigating tooth tissue loss, following root canal treatment and post space preparation, using micro computed tomography.
He presented his research findings during a lecture at the American Academy of Endodontists – Spring meeting in Orlando Florida in 2009. Later that year his research was published in the International Endodontic journal.
After completing Specialist training Omar moved to Sydney where he established his private practice: Specialist Endo Crows Nest- In Sydney’s North Shore.
He currently also works at the Sydney Dental hospital treating the NSW State public waiting list, for those unable to access private treatment.
Omar has a passion for teaching dentists and dental students via hands on courses and his social media pages.
For his work in the international dental community he was inducted into the International College of Dentists in 2019.